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2017 All-Long Island Baseball Second Team and Honorable Mention

by Eddie G on
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 8:25 PM

Updated Thu, Jun 15, 2017 10:43 PM
2017 All-Long Island Baseball Second Team and Honorable Mention
Photo by John Dielman

ALL-LONG ISLAND BASEBALL SECOND TEAM

CATCHER

ANDREW PRIMM (Junior)
Massapequa

Tough a nails, this blue-collar junior is a throwback behind the plate. Primm, who earned all-conference honors, batted .368 with eight doubles and 22 runs scored. His leadership was the foundation of the Chiefs success this spring.

 

FIRST BASE

BRANDON O’BRIEN
Division

An all-county first baseman/pitcher in Long Island’s toughest division, the senior was the epitome of a big-game player. His signature moment was on the mound where he tossed a three-hitter with no earned runs in the Nassau Class A quarterfinals against Plainedge.

 

MIDDLE INFIELD

BRAD MELM
Patchogue-Medford, committed to Albany

The Albany-bound senior shortstop earned all-county honors, helping the Raiders to an unlikely run to the Suffolk Class AA semifinals after entering the postseason as the No. 14 seed.

 

GREG TSOUPRAKOS
West Islip, committed to Pace

The Pace-bound senior shortstop led the Lions to back-to-back Suffolk Class AA finals appearances. A terrific two-way player, Tsouprakos went 5-for-5 against Bellport this season.

 

 

THIRD BASE

ANTHONY SIROKA
Sachem East, committed to Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh-bound senior earned League I MVP honors and led the Flaming Arrows to the playoffs after Sachem East went 2-15 a year ago.

 

OUTFIELD

TYLER DEMEO
Carey

The speedy two-sport standout was named Nassau Conference A2 MVP, guiding the Seahawks to back-to-back conference titles.

 

JAHSIAH GREENE
Holy Trinity

There wasn’t a ball the speedy LIU Post-bound senior couldn’t track down in the outfield. He also used that speed to terrorize opposing catchers.

 

CAM TOMAIKO
St. Anthony’s, committed to Michigan

The Michigan-bound senior was one of the most polished players on Long Island – both at the plate and in center field.

 

DESIGNATED HITTER

LOGAN O’HOPPE (Junior)
St. John the Baptist, committed to East Carolina

The East Carolina-bound junior is the latest in a long line of great catchers from St. John the Baptist and he still has another year to play. O’Hoppe was named the NSCHSAA Catcher of the Year.

 

UTILITY

JOHNNY POHLMAN
Commack

His seven wins and sub 2.00 ERA helped the Cougars to their most successful season in two decades. After an injury to Stony Brook-bound senior ace Brian Morrisey, Pohlman and Theodorellis anchored the Cougars.

 

PITCHERS

BEN BROWN
Ward Melville, committed to Siena

The 6-foot-6 Siena-bound senior was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 33rd round of the 2017 MLS Amateur Draft. The hard-throwing righthander went 4-1 with a 1.39 ERA with 69 strikeouts over 51.2 innings

 

BRENDAN KENT
Mattituck

The all-league senior hurler did something that hasn’t been done in 30 years on Long Island – toss back-to-back postseason no-hitters. The first came against Babylon in the Suffolk ‘B’ tournament and the second was in a 1-0 win over Wheatley in the Long Island final, clinching Mattituck’s third title in four years.

 

ANDREW NAGEL
Garden City, committed to Amherst

The Amherst-bound senior earned all-conference honors and helped guide the Trojans to their best season since 2006. Nagel finished the season with nine wins, including one in the Nassau Class A finals against Wantagh.

 

MAX NELISEN (Sophomore)
Ward Melville

A big part of Long Island’s vaunted Class of 2019, the southpaw with ice water in his veins helped the Patriots enjoy a deep playoff run.

 

LIAM PULSIPHER (Junior)
Center Moriches, committed to Stony Brook

The son of former Major League hurler Bill Pulsipher, the Stony Brook-bound junior earned all-county honors thanks largely to a lights-out cutter and four-seam fastball that just eats up lefties.

 

 

2017 ALL-LONG ISLAND BASEBALL HONORABLE MENTION

CATCHER

HERMES ABREU
Bay Shore

 

TREVOR FAGAN
Wantagh

 

 

FIRST BASE

LUKE O’MAHONY
Massapequa

 

MIDDLE INFIELD

 

KEN GORDON
Babylon

 

MIKE PALAZZOLO
Hills East

 

CHAD PIKE
Southampton

 

OLIVER TAVERAS

Deer Park

 

NICK TUZZIO
Lynbrook

 

THIRD BASE

MATT AUFIERO
Chaminade

 

OUTFIELD

RICH MAROONEY
Garden City

 

JOE ROSELLI
Ward Melville

 

HARRISON TREBLE
Oyster Bay

 

JOE VALENTINO
West Islip

 

PITCHERS

AJ CAIN
Seaford

 

JUSTIN KIMMEL
Plainview JFK

 

BOBBY LEWIS
MacArthur

 

BRENDAN MCFALL (Junior)
Oceanside

 

MATT OVERTON
Hauppauge

 

BILLY WILDERMAN
Plainedge

 

ERIK WORTMANN
Garden City 

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